Rwanda is the land of 1000 hills and blessed with ideal growing conditions for coffee: High altitude, regular rainfall and rich soil. We have been roasting coffee from David Rubanzangabo’s washing station since 2013. His washed Bourbon is a favourite of ours and it has all that you want from a unique Rwandan coffee. Flavours of milk chocolate, blood orange and raisin are supported by dates sweetness as slight nutmeg spices. The mouthfeel is velvety and rich with that extra finish you can only find in a great lot from this particular region.
David is a key figure in the development of Specialty Coffee in Rwanda, having won Cup of Excellence many times by now. When he took the Huye Mountain private, he segmented the mountain range into seven zones – each with a different flavour profile.
David is a true philanthropist who cares deeply about the families he works with. He offers incentives to farmers to produce high quality coffee, working with social premiums and quality incentives. We are proud to work closely with David, and this years lots are better than ever.